As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha A5000 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, pro DSLRs, travel zooms, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Alpha A5000's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha A5100 and the Alpha A6000) and Canon (such as the EOS M10 and the EOS Rebel T6)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is slightly lighter (210 g vs 301 g).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
7 months newer
$448 (body only)
$500 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the A5100 and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$499 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the EOS M10 and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 210 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$444 - $548 (body only)
$599 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$679 (body only)
$585 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 420 shots
  • Heavier: 366 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the M3 and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 210 g

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
7 months newer
$461 (body only)
$765 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Significant advantages of the E-PL7 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL7 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL7 and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
4 months older

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the A5000)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 281 g vs 210 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies and has slightly more focus points (25 vs 15).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$334 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and A5000

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 210 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$300 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3200 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$500 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 480 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the D5300 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 210 g

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Fewer focus points: 9 vs 25

common strengths of the T3i and A5000

  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • More lenses available: 126 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the A5000)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
10 months older
$632 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the A5000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×95×78 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the SLT A58 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 492 g vs 210 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs standard size (127×75×52 mm)), has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (420 shots vs 300 shots), is thinner (1.4" vs 2.2") and is slightly lighter (210 g vs 469 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 11 fps).

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
3 years newer
$1,060 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the A5000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 25

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly heavier: 469 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the X100F and A5000

  • 24p support
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $1,060.00 vs $479.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
8 months newer
$598 - $600

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • 24p support
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 210 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (1,089 ISO vs 813 ISO), has much better image quality (79.0 vs 66.0), has much more color depth (23.8 bits vs 22.2 bits), has much wider dynamic range (13 EV vs 11.5 EV) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack, much fewer lenses available (62 lenses vs 220 lenses) and has a slightly shorter battery life (420 shots vs 1100 shots).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$2,594 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the A5000)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 813 ISO vs 1,089 ISO
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 23.8 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 79.0

common strengths of the 60D and A5000

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 13 EV
  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), records movies in 24p, has a screen which flips out and has a significantly longer battery life (420 shots vs 320 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$279 - $390

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the A5000)

  • No 24p support
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and A5000

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 3.5 fps
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the A5000)

  • No 24p support
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and A5000

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the A5000)

  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and A5000

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 420 shots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 7.1 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 1,250 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 210 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
7 years older
$317

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower true resolution: 7.1 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-FZ8 and A5000

  • Very small: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 420 shots
  • Very light: 340 g vs 210 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to compact competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 9.8 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps) and is thicker (1.4" vs 1").

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$368 - $607

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and A5000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 19.8 MP

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
3 years older
$159

Significant advantages of the A3200 IS (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the A3200 IS (vs the A5000)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the A3200 IS and A5000

  • Each has a built-in flash